Windows 8 Style CheckBox/RadioButton in Windows Phone

I love the “checked” style in Windows 8. Clean, slick, I just like the style. So I implemented it in Windows Phone as a style. The color in the style matches the phone theme, so it’s pretty flexible . To get this style in your app, follow these steps. 1) Download the resource file that…

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Windows Phone StringFormat Binding And Blend

This is a simple, straight-forward walk-through for doing StringFormat binding in Blend. It is meant to go along with my much more comprehensive post on StringFormat binding for Windows Phone. First, in the Object and Timeline select the TextBlock you want to bind to: Then in the Properties tab on the right side of the…

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Complete Guide to Windows Phone StringFormat Binding

I wrote a post on this for Silverlight way back in the day but thought it would be good to do an update for Windows Phone. Are you tired of using two TextBlocks when you could be using just one? Are you tired of clumsily writing: <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"> <TextBlock Text="Your name is "/> <TextBlock Text="{Binding…

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Azure Microsoft Translation in Windows Phone (The Easy Way)

There are few things more awesome than the Microsoft Translate service available on the Azure Marketplace. Unfortunately, the vast majority of examples of how to use it are not written for Windows Phone, which is missing some key components available in other .NET solutions. (Note: Yes, I know you this should be easier with the…

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